Going back to school/college/university - Support Thread
We’ve reached the time of year where many of us will be going back to school, to college, or to university - and I just thought I’d start a discussion to check in on how everyone is feeling about this, and to offer any advice to others.
It’s totally normal to feel a bit nervous at this time. Often things are feeling very new, whether it is a new year group and new subjects, or you might even be moving to a new place altogether. It’s normal, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can all do to help make ourselves feel that little bit better!
So I’m wondering
1) how are you feeling? Are you excited, looking forward to the change, or is there something on your mind?
2) what advice would you give to someone starting or going back to school/college/university?
I’ll start the little advice train off here. I’m about to go into my third year at university, and I am currently feeling apprehensive as this is an important year for me. However some advice that I would give to anyone in any stage of university, and to myself this year, is to remember that university is not just about grades. They’re important, but it is also a huge learning experience where you grow and develop as a person in so many ways. If ever you are disappointed with a grade, it is really important to also see the positive side which is how much you have grown from the entire experience. This is something I would tell a friend who needed some support, so it’s something I am telling myself as well
I’d love to hear your thoughts and I hope everyone has a really great first day back whenever and wherever that may be. Take good care - it would be great to hear how your first days go. You’ve all got this